“A grim but riveting deconstructed superhero tale.” —Kirkus Reviews
A string of killings. An identity stolen. Only he can find the truth.
Reese Roberts was the guardian of Iron City. Its fearless protector. The only one willing to do whatever it takes … until he was shot on the streets and left paralyzed from the waist down.
Now, the vigilante known as the Roach has disappeared. Faded into legend.
It’s been years since Reese could take on crime and clean up the streets. He’s a shriveled old drunk, living like a hermit and waiting for his life to end. All that’s left to do is wallow in the mistakes that led him here. To wonder if he went too far.
But when a copycat steals his suit and takes justice into his own hands, a new killer emerges, leaving brutal messages behind. He wants to eliminate the Roach for good this time.
It’s time for Reese to reemerge from his shell and fight back. Who else can stop the flurry of killings? Definitely not the corrupt police department. Iron City needs the Roach again. Only, this time, he’ll need to save it without his legs.
Don’t miss this gritty and harrowing thriller about a retired, disabled vigilante out to stop a rash of new killings and secure his legacy. It’s perfect for fans of character-driven vigilante thrillers like Mr. Robot or Darkly Dreaming Dexter as well as dark, gritty superhero tales like Unbreakable and Watchmen.
The real world is only where you breathe …
In High Earth, entertainment is everything. Virtual worlds, hyper-realistic simulations, endless streamable content—there’s something for everybody. You don’t ever have to leave your home.
For Asher Reinhart, nothing compares to Ignis: Live, a reality show that pushes human beings to their very extremes. As a volunteer director, he closely monitors the lives of those living on an Interstellar Ark who falsely believe they’re the last of humanity out searching for a new Earth.
Mission is the show’s brightest young star. Born in hiding, her intelligence and near-perfect genetics have allowed her to rise up the ranks faster than any before her. But now that it’s her turn to provide for the Ark, everything changes …
With Mission’s life placed in danger in order to boost ratings, Asher must choose between protecting the show he’s dedicated his life to, or the woman who has been the focus of his attention since the day he was born.
Vicarious (adjective): Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person.
Ready Player One meets The Truman Show with a dash of The 100 in this science fiction story about the power of human connection, from USA Today bestselling and Nebula Award–nominated author Rhett C. Bruno. It’s perfect for fans of Hugh Howey, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Kass Morgan.